For people who care about their food

British Food Fortnight: 20 September – 5 October 2008

If you’re feeling jaded with Chinese, tired of Thai and past caring about pasta, then the seventh annual British Food Fortnight could be just what you need to revive your interest in food.

Conceived in 2002 as a flagship event to draw attention to the many food initiatives, projects and events across Britain, the BFF is, according to its organisers, “the definitive national celebration of our regional foods and drinks, and the health benefits and pleasures of eating quality, fresh, seasonal and regionally distinct produce”. During the fortnight, thousands of businesses in the food industry, and thousands of schools, receive free information on how to make the most of British produce, and numerous promotional events take place in all kinds of places, from restaurants and pubs to schools and retirement homes.

The website is full of all sorts of useful information, including a clickable map listing several events around the country (although there doesn’t seem to be very much for Scotland and Northern Ireland – just one event between the two of them), and recipes and guides to what’s best to buy in spring, summer, autumn and winter.

You can find out more about the festival by visiting the British Food Fortnight website.

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